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We first zipped to H&M and found some shorts, and headed down via taxi to The Bund. We weren’t sure what to expect, and things were pretty normal in our part of town (ie. not any difference in the number of people or cars). But man was it CRAZY there. The taxi dropped us a fair number of blocks away, likely to avoid driving in it. Many roads were blocked off and it felt like it was a march so many people walking down to the waterfront. But we had a good trek and will come back when it’s not so busy. We found a Starbucks, had a green tea frappichino and went shopping at Forever 21.
We then headed over to Yu Gardens, thinking it was, well, a Garden. It was even busier here. But the buildings were SO amazing. Kaatje is going to be so jealous. I could see deeper in there likely was gardens but the sheer number of people kept Kaelyn and I from doing a quick exploration. HOWEVER, we did manage to eat some corn-dog type shrimp (Kaelyn will have to share this story) and squid-ka-bobs. It was great and we are certainly going back soon.